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Renaissance or Doubletree

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Renaissance or Doubletree

We are trying to decide whether to stay at the Doubletree or Renaissance Hotel. For either hotel we would just get the city view room. The Doubletree is newer, but I have read that it is quite far from the falls, although it is on the same street as the Renaissance. We are intersted in going to the new Fallsview Casino. The Renaissance is closer, but is the Doubletree very far from the casino? The Doubletree is a little cheaper. Which hotel would be better as far as walking to the falls, Clifton Hill, casino, etc.?

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1. Re: Renaissance or Doubletree

There isn't much of a difference between the two distances - the DT is -maybe- an additional 5 minute walk out of your way. It's WAY newer (just opened this year), so I'd say go for that.

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2. Re: Renaissance or Doubletree

Well not really, The Double Tree is a far walk from the falls, if you live there it may not seem too far, but really it is, it's almost past Clifton Hill which is about a 10 minute walk from the falls. The Renaissance Hotel is right on the main strip and infront of the falls, and the Fallsview Casino is directly infront of the Renaissance. The rooms are also much nicer at the Renaissance Hotel, and I don't now why you would want a city view, a fallsview room is a bit more expensive but worth it. But it sounds as though your on a budget, but just to warn you everything in Niagara Falls is overpriced, stores, gifts, food, attractions, the whole bit.

Anyways enjoy your trip!

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If you go out the back way from the DT, go up the road & cut through the HOCO parking lot, it's the same amount of time. And if you wanna go down to the falls, you just walk straight past the parking lot enterance into the circle (you'll know what I mean when you see it) & there are stairs that take you right down to the falls. There's a tonne of shortcuts.

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4. Re: Renaissance or Doubletree

um no im pretty sure the doubletree is a long walk from the falls and clifton hill. Trust me I know! The Renaissance like I said before is right by the falls, and it's right by the inclined railway for quick access to the falls area. Also the Renaissance is much nicer but still affordable.

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Oh I forgot to add, Look up the Renaissance Fallsview on Mapquest and then look up the Doubletree Niagara on Mapquest. Look at the roads, you will notice that the doubletree is far from the main strip, and is in the residential area of Niagara.

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6. Re: Renaissance or Doubletree

There are parking lots, walkways,etc that you can walk through, but not drive through that can make it a shorter walk than mapquest would show. You can easily walk from the DT to the new casino, it would be a bit of walk to the falls but it certainly can be done. I walked from the Courtyard to the new casino in about 10 or 12 minutes cutting through lots. If the Renaissance is only a little more, maybe then its worth it to be right by the casino and a shorter walk to the falls

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i stayed at the renaissance 7/28 & 7/29. just got back yesterday. it was perfection. very close to the falls. also,you can park in the casino parking lot if you have a "players advantage card" for FREE. it is directly across from the hotel. otherwise, the hotel charges $18 for parking.

we stayed at the doubletree in may'05. i was not thrilled. the staff were not pleasant, and the rooms were smaller. they charged you for parking too, but there was not where else to park.

in my opinion, the renaissance is very kid friendly, doing crafts and treasure hunts with the kids, while the doubletree gives you nothing.

renaissance also has a famous impersonators show that everyone enjoyed. it was $24.99...kids loved it too.

also, if you are a marriott rewards member, you get a free cup of coffee in the morning from the starbucks in the lobby. not a fancy starbucks (there is another one across the street). this is in addition to the coffee provided in your room.

if you are not a "players advantage" club member, just park in the parking lot, go to the casino desk, sign up for a membership...it is free, and all you need is photo i.d., then show the card to the person when you are leaving the casino parking lot, and it will be free parking.

otherwise, the parking charges are $10 during the week, and raised to $20 on weekends.

we had a city view, and it was still a romantic getaway. the rooms are very big at the renaissance. we will definately stay there again.

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8. Re: Renaissance or Doubletree

Gecko: Uh, trust ME. -I- know. I live here & I watched the hotel be built. There are shortcuts. It doesn't add that much time to the walk.

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PS: As for the settings/room sizes/staff/activities in the hotel, that I don't know about because I haven't stayed either place yet. =)

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10. Re: Renaissance or Doubletree

urghh PolyWog!!!!!! Okay... 2kids , simply if you have Google Earth, look up Niagara Falls, look for the Doubletree hotel. and then the Renaissance. Google Earth is a program were you can view aerial images of the United States, Canada, and other country's it's an amzing program. http://earth.google.com/ << There is the website if your intrested (that's if you don't already have it) Anyways it clearly shows that the Renaissance Hotel is much closer to the falls and that the Doubletree is a long walk. I don't know how much Doubletree is paying PolyWog but just trust me on this one.

- chow :-)